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The library is governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees.

Board of Trustees Members

Don Montgomery, President
Term Expires: December 31, 2018
Appointed by: LaPorte County Council

Doug Wickstrom, Vice President
Term Expires: December 31, 2019
Appointed by: Michigan City Area School Board

Judy Lange, Secretary
Term Expires: December 31, 2020
Appointed by: LaPorte County Council

Patrick Dougherty, Member
Term Expires: December 31, 2021
Appointed By: Michigan City Area School Board

Barbara Holdcraft, Member
Term Expires: December 31, 2020
Appointed by: LaPorte County Commissioners

John Pugh, Member
Term Expires: December 31, 2021
Appointed By: LaPorte County Commissioners

Mike Wilkerson, Member
Term Expires: December 31, 2018
Appointed By: Michigan City Area School Board

Board Meetings

Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month, except for the November and December meeting, which will be the third Wednesday. The meetings are held at 2:30 pm in the library meeting room.

2019 Meeting Dates & Minutes

Meeting minutes are published following board approval.

January 24, 2019 – 2:30 pm
February 27, 2019 – 2:30 pm
March 27, 2019 – 2:30 pm
April 24, 2019 – 2:30 pm
May 22, 2019 – 2:30 pm
June 26, 2019 – 2:30 pm
July 24, 2019 – 2:30 pm
August 28, 2019 – 2:30 pm
September 25, 2019 – 2:30 pm
October 23, 2019 – 2:30 pm
November 20, 2019 – 2:30 pm
December 18, 2019 – 2:30 pm

This list does not include meetings for the budget hearing and adoption. Those are to be scheduled at a later date.

2018 Meeting Dates & Minutes

Meeting minutes are published following board approval.

January 24, 2018 | Meeting minutes
February 28, 2018 | Meeting minutes
March 7, 2018 – Special board meeting | Meeting minutes
March 28, 2018 | | Meeting minutes
April 25, 2018  | Meeting minutes
May 23, 2018 | Meeting minutes
June 27, 2018 | Meeting minutes
July 25, 2018 | Meeting minutes
August 22, 2018 | Meeting minutes
September 12, 2018: 2019 Budget Public Hearing | Meeting minutes
September 26, 2018 | Meeting minutes
October 24, 2018 | Meeting minutes
November 28, 2018 – 2:30 pm
December 19, 2018 – 2:30 pm

2017 Meeting Dates & Minutes

Meeting minutes are published following board approval.

January 25, 2017 | Meeting minutes
February 22, 2017 | Meeting minutes
March 22, 2017 | Meeting minutes
April 26, 2017 | Meeting minutes
May 24, 2017 | Meeting minutes
June 28, 2017 | Meeting minutes
July 26, 2017 | Meeting minutes
August 23, 2017 | Meeting minutes
September 27, 2017: Special meeting for public hearing of 2018 budget | Meeting minutes
September 27, 2017 | Meeting minutes
October 25, 2017 | Meeting minutes
November 15, 2017 | Meeting minutes
December 20, 2017 | Meeting minutes

2016 Meeting Dates & Minutes

Meeting minutes are published following board approval.

January 27, 2016 | Meeting minutes
February 24, 2016 | Meeting minutes
March 23, 2016 | Meeting minutes
April 27, 2016 | Meeting minutes
May 25, 2016 | Meeting minutes
June 22, 2016 | Meeting minutes
July 27, 2016 | Meeting minutes
August 24, 2016 | Meeting minutes
September 28, 2016: Special meeting for public hearing of 2017 budget | Meeting minutes
September 28, 2016| Meeting minutes
October 26, 2016 | Meeting minutes
November 16, 2016 – 2:30pm | Meeting minutes
December 21, 2016 – 2:30pm | Meeting minutes

2015 Meeting Dates & Minutes

January 28, 2015 | Meeting minutes
February 25, 2015  | Meeting minutes
March 25, 2015  | Meeting minutes
April 22, 2015 | Meeting minutes
May 27, 2015 | Meeting minutes
June 24, 2015 | Meeting minutes
July 29, 2015 | Meeting minutes
August 26, 2015 | Meeting minutes
September 23, 2015 – Public hearing on proposed 2016 budget | Meeting minutes
September 23, 2015 – Regular board meeting | Meeting minutes
October 28, 2015 | Meeting minutes
November 18, 2015 | Meeting minutes
December 16, 2015 | Meeting minutes

Committees of the Board of Trustees

Building and Grounds Committee:

Scope: To assist the administration in the planning, development, and security of the Library.
Dough Wickstrom, Chairperson
Mike Wilkerson
John Pugh
Alternate: Barb Holdcraft

Budget and Finance Committee:

Scope: To assist the administration in the planning and development of annual operating budgets and to provide for financial oversight.
Mike Wilkerson, Chairperson
Barb Holdcraft
Alternate: John Pugh

Policies and Procedures Committee:

Scope: To assist the administration and the board in the planning and development of policy as it relates to the staff personnel and procedures and amendments or changes to Board Bylaws.
John Pugh, Chairperson
Dough Wickstrom
Judy Lange
Alternate: Mike Wilkerson

Personnel Committee:

Scope: To asisst the administration in the review, planning, and development of staff-related issues.
Judy Lange, Chairperson
Barb Holdcraft
Patrick Doughtery
Alternate: Doug Wickstrom

Liaison to the Friends of the Library:

Judy Lange

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